Famous football players: Jesus Navas Gonzalez -Sevilla football club
Jesus Navas Gonzalez is a Spanish international footballer, born on November 21, 1985, in Los Palacios, Seville, Spain. He plays for both the National team and Sevilla Spanish football club. He is a right winger and occasionally played on the left wing too. His main strength is his quick dribbling and ability to run at opposing defenders.
Navas started his football career from Sevilla FC’s youth system at the age of just 15. In 2003, he made his first appearance in the First Division and permanently moved to the first team in the 2004-05 season. On May 2005, he extended his contract with the club until 2010.
Navas debuted his international career in September 2004, playing for the Spanish U-21. He had been earmarked as a potential star after good performance for club and country, but unfortunately his anxiety problem forced him to quit his international football career.
In the 2005-06 season, Navas won the first UEFA Cup title with his club, participating in all the 12 matches including the final against Middlesbrough FC (English Football Club). In 2006, English Football Club “Chelsea” put an offer for Navas, but the Spanish declined the move, citing possible homesickness. In the league, Navas is continuously appearing at the top players’ rank, entering the “Top 50” of Don Balon magazine each year since 2005.
For the next couple of years, Navas continued be a regular performer for Sevilla, always being the top assister, adding 100% effort for his club. Navas, throughout in his football career, has scored 27 goals in 283 appearances.
Added to the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup final stages in South Africa by manager Vicente del Bosque, Navas scored his first goal as an international on June 3, 2010, in warm-up match against South Korea, netting the only goal of the match just four minutes from full-time. In the FIFA World Cup (2010) tournament, he appeared in three matches including the final against the Netherlands (1-0), as Spain won the first FIFA World Cup trophy.